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24 Irish emigrants faced deportation from Australia after roof-fixing scam

24 Irish emigrants faced deportation from Australia after roof-fixing scam
Twenty-four Irish emigrants are being held in detention in Australia and awaiting deportation after having their visas cancelled for running a roof-fixing scam. The arrests were made after police searched a caravan park in the Hazelmere area of Perth, Western Australia, and took seven “people of interest” into custody, according to the...

Immigrants heading to Panama

 Immigrants heading to Panama
Hundreds of immigrants have been queueing at Panama’s Migration Registry office, hoping to be granted permits to stay in the Central American country. The ministry deported 752 unsuccessful applicants last year, but that has failed to deter those desperate to be granted residency. The petitioners who filled the building in the west of...

Benefit-claiming Brits in EU countries outnumber immigrants on welfare in the UK

Benefit-claiming Brits in EU countries outnumber immigrants on welfare in the UK
The number of British expats claiming benefits in European Union countries is larger than the number of immigrants from EU states on welfare in the UK, according to a new survey, which contradicts government figures. The research, conducted by the Guardian, showed that a total at least 30,000 Brits are claiming unemployment benefits in 23...

Thousands of Jews to quit France for Israel

Thousands of Jews to quit France for Israel
Some 15,000 French Jews are predicted to emigrate from France to Israel amid increasing concerns of anti-Semitism after the deadly kosher supermarket attack last week. The Jewish Agency chief Natan Sharansky forecast the record number after four Jews were killed in an attack on the kosher supermarket in the French capital. It is thought...

Emigrating to Sweden could become less attractive

Emigrating to Sweden could become less attractive
The Sweden Democrats party secretary has proposed that migrants should be offered money to leave the country and said that it was time for minority groups to do more to look after “true Swedes”. Bjorn Soder said he would not be against migrants being offered a cash incentive to return to their homelands, noting that it would make the...

Thailand to cut cost of migrant permit

Thailand to cut cost of migrant permit
Thailand has ruled that the cost of its migrant permit fee will be slashed to just 500 baht, down from the current 2,000 baht, in a move that will benefit migrant workers from the poorer surrounding countries. The fee was linked to the Thai Interior Ministry’s earlier ruling that migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar –...

Four African migrants killed trying to cross the Med

Four African migrants killed trying to cross the Med
Four African migrants were killed when trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy on a raft, reports from Italy have revealed. Italy’s ANSA news reported that the Italian navy recovered the bodies just south of the country’s southernmost point, Lampedusa, on Tuesday, after a merchant vessel rescued 67 survivors the previous...

UK: 100 illegal attempts a day to enter country

UK: 100 illegal attempts a day to enter country
Migrants made an estimated 100 attempts per day to enter Britain illegally during the summer months, according to official figures. From April to July this year, 11,920 migrants were stopped by British and French authorities as they tried to enter the country illegally. The latest figures represent a huge jump from the 11,731 who tried to...

New Zealand: Annual migration at record high

New Zealand: Annual migration at record high
Annual migration in New Zealand has spiraled to a new high of just under 50,000, well above the number hit during the peak migration period 10 years ago. More New Zealanders are returning from Australia in search of work at home, while a higher number of international students are looking to stay in the country on a more long term basis....

EU president issues migration warning to UK

EU president issues migration warning to UK
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told British Prime Minister David Cameron that it would be wrong to portray Eastern Europeans as criminals as most of them “earn their wages”. The UK has recently introduced more stringent immigration laws, and Cameron has stated that Europeans on low pay in Britain should not have...